Soundcloud dominates music hosting, but has run into its fair share of bad press in recent years. But is it still the best platform for your needs? Dan Morse takes a look at some options across a range of uses, and makes some recommendations.
2014 saw a dynamic shift in Soundcloud’s handling of copyrighted materials. Instead of taking responsibility themselves, they essentially let Universal Music be copyright vigilantes. And after some prodding, they’ve issued a statement to Mixmag clarifying their position.
Up to now, Soundcloud has been a battleground, with them simply pulling down content without notice, and alienating long standing users. But in a new move, they’ve worked out a licensing deal with Warner Music Group, that hopefully will mean that more content will remain intact.
Given Soundcloud’s recent bad press regarding takedowns, announcing the introduction of ads couldn’t have come at a worse time. So has Soundcloud jumped the shark? Or after chucking a minor hissy fit, will you just carry on using it anyway?
Wait… Soundcloud lets majors flag music and shut you down without notice themselves? One DJ gets rough justice at the hands of Universal.
Apps and software hooking up with online streaming services is the future. Thus MIxvibes has plumbed Soundcloud right into all of its Cross range.
DJing on iOS devices is about being on the go. Thus MixVibes Cross DJ 1.2 can now throw your mobile mixes directly up the pipes to share on Soundcloud.